Battle Tales IV: We Battle On!

The writing battle will continue into the new year with Battle Tales IV–a fun, super-swift short story contest which will run from January 20th at 12:01 am, until January 26th at 11:59 pm.

Brought to you by the PEI Writers’ Guild, Battle Tales gives Island writers a kick in the pants to get them started on their New Year’s writing resolutions.

Brave participants get three writing prompts and one precious week–that’s seven whole days–to write a short story for the chance to win all the glory this frantic, low-stakes contest has to offer.

Battle Tales is free to enter and it’s cold outside, so you have no excuse to not enter. Turn off the Netflix. Get creative. Get writing.

Author and playwright Steven Mayoff is back as our battle-hungry judge and will be sharing writing tips to get everyone warmed up, so stay tuned to the official contest page for his advice, for contest rules, and for the all-important battle prompts.

The winner will be featured online, both here and in our newsletter. They will also receive a year’s membership to the PEI Writers’ Guild, and will be given the highly-coveted Battle Tales trophy.

Oh, and there’ll also be a knighting ceremony.

About our judge
Steven Mayoff was born and raised in Montreal and moved to Prince Edward Island in 2001. His fiction and poetry have appeared in literary journals across Canada and the U.S. as well as in Ireland, Algeria, France, Wales, England and Croatia. He has written two books of fiction: the story collection Fatted Calf Blues (Turnstone Press, 2009) and the novel Our Lady Of Steerage (Bunim & Bannigan, 2015). Upcoming is a poetry collection Swinging Between Water And Stone to be published by Guernica Editions in 2019.

Don’t forget to check out the rules on the Battle Tales contest page!